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Hapsburgs Madrid Walking Tour

Product ID: 231142
Discover the medieval splendor of Madrid’s old town. Learn the history of the dynasty from which the district takes its name. Amble through sprawling plazas, down tight alleyways, and amidst colorful buildings.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the diversity of the old town of Madrid
  • Enjoy the Renaissance and Baroque style buildings of this era
  • Explore some of the most important places to visit in Madrid, such as the Mayor Street or Plaza de la Villa
Full description
In this walking tour of Hapsburgs Madrid, discover the emblematic buildings that make the city’s architecture famous. Named for the dynasty that ruled Spain until 1700, many of the splendid buildings along your walking tour date back to the so-called Golden Age of Spain’s colonial period during the 16th century. With unique architectural blends of Baroque and Renaissance styles, there are few equivalents to the distinct Hapsburg style that characterizes Madrid.

Your tour takes you through all the major sights of Hapsburg Madrid, from the Plaza de la Villa, or the old town hall, the Plaza de Oriente, the stunning Basílica de San Miguel, and down the bustling Calle Mayor, a street which connects the major sights across town. As a pick-me-up, you’ll enjoy an included coffee or tea at a local cafe midway through the tour.
  • Bilingual official guide.
  • Break at a café during the tour (one drink included)
  • Individual radio guide system
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot; comfortable shoes are recommended
• This tour only runs with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 people per departure
• If minimum numbers are not reached, an alternative date or option to cancel without penalties (full refund) will be offered
• Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
• The local partner reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to reasons of force majeure
• The duration of the tour includes transportation
Customer reviews

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The service of the provider was very good. We had to postpone the booked tour by one day, which was also possible without any problems. Unfortunately, the tour itself was a little disappointing. It was supposed to cover the Habsburg buildings in Madrid. Unfortunately, these were a bit short and the tour didn't last the promised 2 hours.

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September 13, 2019

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 231142